Cambridge native James A. Adkins joined the Army in 1975. In the ensuing decades, he studied Russian, earned a commission, and served Cold War-era assignments in the infantry, the cavalry and intelligence.
The U.S. will never persuade General el-Sissi to embrace democracy or end the endemic corruption that enriches Egyptian generals. But we can use the leverage our huge aid payments provide to protect some space for independent voices.
Arthur Turco had defended members of the Black Panther Party across the country, but it was in Baltimore that he would be arrested and jailed — on charges that he and members of the militant group in 1969 had killed a suspected police informant within their ranks.
As the world's most powerful democracy and a large aid donor, the United States was uniquely positioned to support the Egyptian people's quest for freedom and a better future. Instead, our response has been remarkably short-sighted and always a step behind.
Matthew VanDyke, the Baltimore man who was captured in Libya last year while fighting with the rebels who eventually overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi, says he is now raising money for a documentary about the uprising in Syria.
The Harford County chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution has digitized a list of the 2,765 Harford County residents who served in the Revolution, either as soldiers or supporters of the cause.
War of 1812 battlefields and other historic sites in Maryland could get a boost from legislation pending in Congress that would give the U.S. Department of Interior power to acquire the properties for preservation. Currently the federal government may do so only for Civil War battlefields.
100th anniversary of the Anne Arundel chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, with emphasis on the historic Rising Sun Inn where they've been headquartered since 1916. They meet at the inn every Monday at 10:30 a.m.